Description: The Physical Map of Dominican Republic showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, ocean, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
The Dominican Republic is a country situated in the West Indies, between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The country lies between north latitude 19 degrees and west longitude 70.40 degrees. It covers a total area of 48,442 square kilometers of which 48,600 square kilometers is land and 350 square kilometers is taken up by the water bodies. The country has a collective coastline of 1,288 kilometers.
The highest peak of the country is known as the Pico Duarte as it rests 3,098 meters above sea level. The lowest natural point in the country is known as Lago Enriquillo, which is a lake located in southwest part of the country.
The country's landscape is filled with high mountains, rocky highlands and arable plains. The three areas are patched all over the country with no particular pattern.
The most important rivers in the country are the Ozama, Rio Yaque del Norte and Jimani rivers. The Yaque del Norte is the longest river in the country as it flows for 298 kilometers. However the Ozama River is the most important river in the country. Its origin is based high on the Sierra de Yamasa Range. The river also has a few tributaries in the country.
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